Dan Lancaster, the UK singer-songwriter and Grammy-nominated producer, has today released his debut solo track ‘Move A Mountain’. The track will be included in an EP to be released later this year, via Raw Kingdom/AWAL/Kobalt.
This talented artist is from London and he is well known for having written, produced and mixed 8 Radio 1 A-Listed records in the last two years. He has worked with some of the biggest bands in the world, such as Blink 182, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bring Me The Horizon, Fickle Friends, One OK Rock, Don Broco and Lower Than Atlantis, among many others.
He has scored multiple Platinum and Gold albums and had Number 1 albums in the UK, USA, Japan, Canada, and Australia, as well as being involved in records with over 800 million Spotify streams.
With regard to the launch of his solo venture, Dan comments: “I produce a lot for other artists, and you get to express yourself that but only up to a point. I’ve always wanted to put something of my own out when the timing was right. I’d been writing in between projects and started to upload little clips to my Instagram, but the turning point was when I wrote ‘move a mountain’ – then it felt like the start of something and the benchmark for everything to follow”.
‘Move a mountain’ displays Lancaster’s amazing vocal talent, his terrific guitar playing and a self-produced sound that is unique due to his own style of technical pop.
On the lyrics he wrote for this track, the artist says: “The song is about trying to remove thoughts from your head but ultimately having little control over it and the frustration with that. Despite the song coming from a darker place, it was a cathartic release writing it.”
In 2017, Lancaster built and started working in his own customized music studio in London where he also recorded ‘Move a Mountain’.
Today, Lancaster is stepping out of the studio and is going to give you a different view on UK pop music. So be prepared to have your tastes shifted, as 2018 is the start for one of the UK’s most exciting solo acts.
Words: Valentina Guidi